1289.0 - Standards for Statistics on Cultural and Language Diversity, 1999  
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Contents >> Australian Citizenship >> Classification and coding

The classification criteria

13. The classification criterion is whether or not a person meets the requirements for Australian citizenship, as set out in The Australian Citizenship Act 1948, and is eligible to call themselves an Australian citizen. The categories of the classification are constructed by dividing the population into two groups - those who are Australian Citizens and those who are not Australian Citizens.

The standard classification

14. The standard classification for Australian Citizenship is a flat or single-level classification consisting of two categories, as follows:

      • Australian Citizen
      • Not an Australian Citizen

The code structure

15. The code structure for the classification is:

      1  Australian Citizen
      2  Not an Australian Citizen

Residual categories and codes

16. Not applicable.

Supplementary codes

17. The following supplementary code is used to code inadequately described responses and non-responses:

      0  Not stated/Inadequately described

Scope of the variable

18. The variable Australian Citizenship applies to all persons.

Application of the classification to other variables

19. The Australian Citizenship classification is not applicable to any other variable.

Coding procedures

20. Responses to the Australian Citizenship question are self-coded to the classification.

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